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Old 08-01-2016, 01:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy Thor Hurricane Weight Questions Help

I took my new 2017 Hurricane 29m to the scales today. Full tank of gas, full water, tanks dumped. No DW in the front seat. She was at work.

I think its loaded up with everything we plan on using while on a trip except food and my clothes. All which gets stored on the drivers side. DW already has all her clothes inside.

So heres the weights.

Front axle= 6270
Rear axle= 10640
Total weight= 17010
I added my DW weight to the pass front and total weight.

Driver Front=3340
Driver Rear= 5260
Pass Front= 2930
Pass Rear= 5380

I was able to put the drivers front and rear wheels on the scale individually. SO I subtracted this weight to get the passenger side weights. It should be pretty close.

So looking at the numbers it appears the drivers front is 410lbs heavier than the pass front

Pass rear is 120lbs heavier than drivers rear.

Drivers side total is 290lbs heavier that pass side total.


Do these numbers seems ok or should I mover some stuff out of the forward drivers compartment that is heavy and put it in the pass front compartment.

Thanks for the help and suggestions.

Jerry
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In my opinion the rear axle should be fine. You might try a little more balance to the front if you can. You didn't give the axle weight rating. So I can't comment on the total weight situation. Just my opinion.
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In my opinion the rear axle should be fine. You might try a little more balance to the front if you can. You didn't give the axle weight rating. So I can't comment on the total weight situation. Just my opinion.
7000 front
12000 rear
18000 gvwr

15070 curb weight per Thor

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I took my new 2017 Hurricane 29m to the scales today...

...So looking at the numbers it appears the drivers front is 410lbs heavier than the pass front

Pass rear is 120lbs heavier than drivers rear.

Drivers side total is 290lbs heavier that pass side total.


Do these numbers seems ok or should I mover some stuff out of the forward drivers compartment that is heavy and put it in the pass front compartment.

Thanks for the help and suggestions.

Jerry
The Driver's front corner has the steering components and all other driver's controls on that side...410lb is not an issue, but if you can move something big to the passenger side, why not.

Just don't go overboard, because all the other numbers are really very good.

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I would say you're OK but if you can move something then go ahead since you still have some loading to do which will increase the weight on the driver's side.


I keep very little in my one driver's side storage. Wood to go under the jacks, extra coolant and oil and not much else. Generator, black tank, house batteries, hydraulic pump and water heater are all on the driver's side with my Hurricane while the biggest items on the passenger side are the fridge and furnace and my primary storage compartments and as much as I can stow under the dinette.
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Thanks for the replies. Make me feel better about the weight. I went and looked inside the front bay and I really dont have x
much in there A few hand tools and weber charcoal bbq

Sweetbriar brings up a point i havent thought of

With the self leveling jacks. I thought i would just lower them to the ground. Does wood or some other type of pad need to go on the ground first or just lower and not worry about it
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Jack pads are a "nice to have" when camped on most surfaces.

Obviously, at soft soil spots you would want jack supports to keep from sinking.

And some campgrounds ask you to use boards under the jacks to prevent turning their gravel into sand or to prevent cracks on thinner concrete spots.

In these cases, plywood will hold-up better that natural lumber under the weight.

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Jack pads are a "nice to have" when camped on most surfaces.

Obviously, at soft soil spots you would want jack supports to keep from sinking.

And some campgrounds ask you to use boards under the jacks to prevent turning their gravel into sand or to prevent cracks on thinner concrete spots.

In these cases, plywood will hold-up better that natural lumber under the weight.

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I have the plastic jack/wheel pads that I used with my 5th wheel Not sure they can handle the weight of the mh

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Those are pretty typical weight distributions, from what I have observed with my own and others. It's quite common for one corner to be heavy, and not a cause for concern as long as the proper tire inflation is employed. Needs to be adequate for the heaviest end of each axle.
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